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Early OpenStack contributor says cloud project has 'lost its heart'

Joshua McKenty helped start OpenStack, now after leaving his startup company based on the open source IaaS cloud computing project, he says it has "lost its heart."

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud

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Microsoft entices cloud-wary with SQL Server, StorSimple upgrades to Azure

Updates to Microsoft's SQL Server and StorSimple appliance software draw customers toward using Azure as a bridge to the cloud

EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2 billion deal

Virtustream provides software for running complex SAP applications in the cloud

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Reinvent your career for the cloud the right way

The demand for cloud talent is exploding -- and driving many to cloud-wash their resumes

Build self-healing distributed systems with Spring Cloud

Meet the challenges of microservices and distributed computing with Netflix-forged components and familiar tools

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Identity management in the cloud goes beyond security

Here are the best practices to adopt for IAM as you move to the cloud

A horse race, with one horse pulling away from the rest.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Gartner research released its public IaaS cloud magic quadrant.

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

Cloud storage service offers new features for designers while promising better image handling

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OpenStack simplifies setup with Community App Catalog

OpenStack's latest move to broaden its reach is an open catalog of apps and infrastructure, for newbies and experts alike

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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different

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IBM doubles down on OpenStack for hybrid clouds

IBM's next OpenStack move is Bluemix-hosted services for managing cloud infrastructure -- but will they create dependencies of their own?

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

The Google Preemptible Virtual Machine is a budget cloud offering for large jobs that don't need to be run in real time

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The case for managed service providers in your cloud strategy

Although they seem like natural cloud enemies, managed service providers are a great complement much of the time

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Google one-downs Amazon with new cloud price cuts

With lower pricing and a new instance type, Google is determined to match its cloud pricing to the progress of Moore's Law

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Red Hat reworks OpenStack, OpenShift for containers

Red Hat's repackaging and integration effort aims to ease app delivery across all platforms: bare metal, VMs, and containers

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For remote collaboration, Google Apps still can't be beat

Successful team meetings require input from everyone. When you can't be in the same room, Google Hangouts and Google Drawings offer an effective virtual alternative

The serious side of the cloud playground

The ability to experiment with cloud technologies will help you make the right technology and business decisions

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